An Anthropology of Academic Governance and Institutional Democracy

The Community of Scholars in America

  • Murray J.┬áLeaf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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    Pages 1-19
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 303-325

About this book


This anthropological study of university governance organizations has four main purposes. It aims to describe the principles of effective faculty governance organizations and shared governance; to help mobilize opposition to a large and extremely well-funded system of political attacks aimed at destroying faculty governance organizations; to demonstrate the value of the theory of human social organizations; and to enable universities to become more effective in generating the intellectual advances we must make in order to solve the current global crisis of sustainability and political instability. Political democracy depends on an educated public, and academic democracy is integral to producing such knowledge.  


faculty boards faculty governance institutional organization institutional infrastructure theory of organization academic freedom academic democracy administration corporatization

Authors and affiliations

  • Murray J.┬áLeaf
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic, Political, & Policy SciencesUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardson, TXUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92587-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92588-2
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